|Screenshot of video of officer shooting attacking dog (source)|
A police officer confronted beggars in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Seguin, Texas. One of the beggars unleashed a pit bull, and the pit bull attacked the officer. The officer fired one shot in defense through the dog's neck, injuring it. The dog will survive.
From an article where the is also a video of the shooting:
Seguin police said when three loiterers begging for money would not leave a Walmart in Seguin, customers complained and that's when police say they approached 39 year old Mykkill Payne. They say Payne had a pitbull tied to a backpack.
"He untied the dog and dropped the leash and the dog I guess protecting his owner turned on the officer," added Payne.
The officer says he tried to back up but felt so threatened that he fired a single shot. The dog was shot in head and amazingly survived. By Tuesday morning, the dog was already walking and active.
That's because police say the pit-mixed was rushed to a vet in New Braunfels who saved his life.
"The bullet went in there and came out underneath here," described Springer. "The dog survived."
Meantime Payne was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.
As for the fate of the dog?
"I think the owner is going to retrieve the dog."
Walmart. Save money. Die faster.